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Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" strengthening near New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" formed on February 9, 2020, about 340 km (210 miles) west of Sanma, Vanuatu as the 4th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue strengthening as it moves close to New Caledonia...

February 10, 2020

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Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Incessant heavy rains since late January continued to strike most parts of Tanzania, bringing the death toll to 40 by Friday, February 7, 2020. Around 1 750 houses have been destroyed and more than 15 000 were displaced in the worst-affected regions of Lindi,...

February 10, 2020

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Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish 'mega-fire' and trigger widespread flooding, Australia

Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed 'mega-fire.' Thousands of residents were ordered to...

February 10, 2020

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Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and...

February 10, 2020

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 06:40 UTC on February 10, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in October 2019. First signs of awakening were detected at 06:27 UTC today with the start of the strong seismic...

February 10, 2020

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Deadly winter storm spawns 19 tornadoes, causes major flooding and power outages, affecting 300 000 across Eastern U.S.

Powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across parts of Eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, produced 19 tornadoes, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The storm sparked flooding and caused power outages that affected...

February 10, 2020

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ESA's Solar Orbiter starts its 5-year mission to provide unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun

20 years after inception, 6 years of construction and more than a year of testing, ESA's new Sun-exploring spacecraft was successfully launched by the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 04:04 UTC on...

February 10, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Damien" dissipates after making landfall near Karratha, Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Damien" made landfall near Karratha on February 8, 2020, with wind gusts exceeding 205 km/h (125 mph) near the landfall point. More than 230 mm (9.1 inches) of rain was recorded in Karratha and Roebourne from February 8 to 9. The storm...

February 10, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Britain region, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea at 06:49 UTC (16:04 LT) on February 9, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 31 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The...

February 09, 2020

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Torrential rain drenches southeast Queensland, deluge expected into weekend

Heavy downpour continues to drench southeast Queensland on Friday, February 7, 2020, flooding the region. Flood warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) remain in place as showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the weekend. According to BOM...

February 07, 2020

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First Supermoon of the year - live show on February 8

The Virtual Telescope Project will bring us live views of the first Supermoon of the year on February 8, 2020, as it rises above the unique skyline of Rome. The online, free session will start at 16:00 UTC. Supermoon is a popular term indicating a Full Moon or a New...

February 07, 2020

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Atlantic Canada: Winter storm dumping heavy snow and freezing rain, postpone travel until conditions improve

A winter storm is forecast to continue engulfing and impacting much of Atlantic Canada as it intensifies by Friday evening, February 7, 2020. Schools and flights were canceled as a precaution, while Environment Canada warned residents to postpone travel until...

February 07, 2020

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Powerful storm kills 5 across the Southeast, heavy snow and freezing rain continues across the Northeast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm hit the Southeast U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, killing at least 5 people and wreaking havoc across the region. The storm will continue to bring heavy and snow and freezing rain for the interior Northeast on Friday, February 7, before...

February 07, 2020

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Strong cold wave grips South Korea after warmest January on record

The strongest cold snap of the season has gripped South Korea this week, following their warmest January on record. On February 6, 2020, the capital city of Seoul recorded -11 °C (12.2 °F). The temperature was registered at 06:34 LT (February 5 at 21:34...

February 07, 2020

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Deadly storm hits eastern U.S., now shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians, then across the Northeast Friday while rapidly strengthening

A powerful winter storm slammed the eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, spawning tornadoes in which one person was killed and another injured. The storm is shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians today, then across the Northeast Friday, February 7...

February 06, 2020

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Boeing 737 skids off Istanbul runway during bad weather, killing 3 and injuring 179, Turkey

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J skidded off the end of a wet runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport after rough landing caused by bad weather on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, killing three people and leaving 179 injured as it snapped into three pieces. ...

February 06, 2020

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Hobart shifts from scorching hot to freezing cold in one weekend, Tasmania

Tasmania's capital, Hobart, went from sweltering hot on Friday, January 31, 2020, to freezing cold on Monday, February 3-- all in one weekend. The city was the third hottest Australian capital behind Melbourne and Canberra on Friday, recording a blistering...

February 06, 2020